Patient companions help provide socialization and companionship to patients or caregivers, through playing cards, listening to music or similar activities. Interested individuals will be invited to a training session to learn about working with patients, as well as general information about the nonprofit hospice organization, its patients and the benefits that active volunteers may experience.
Interested volunteers can contact Kathy Lietaert at 231.779.5409 for more information or visit the Arbor Hospice website.
Arbor Hospice, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, provides quality, compassionate care for those experiencing life-limiting illnesses throughout Washtenaw County and surrounding communities. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, Arbor offers certified community-based and inpatient hospice services and palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, as well as grief support services and community education programs. Through other NorthStar Care Community members, Arbor also provides pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Hospice of Michigan. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve 1,800 patients daily across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, visit www.arborhospice.org or call 888.992.2273.